Three Lions to meet Scotland Under-21s at Bramall Lane to kick-off new season
England v Scotland
Under-21 International Match
Tuesday 13 August 2013
Bramall Lane, Sheffield United FC
Tickets: £10 adults, £5 children, click here to buy online
(Group tickets also available)
Sheffield United will host an historic meeting between England and Scotland at Under-21 level in August.
While the senior teams will play for the first time in 14 years at Wembley
, the night before will see the Young Lions take on their Scottish counterparts at Bramall Lane on Tuesday 13 August. Broadcast coverage details will be announced in due course.
It will be the first time the two nations have gone head to head at Under-21 level since 1993.
England and Scotland’s Under-21s sides have met eight times with the Young Lions yet to lose to their neighbours, winning six and drawing twice.
The first match between the two sides came in 1977 and was also played at Bramall Lane, as England ran out winners with a solitary goal from Laurie Cunningham.
In that spirit, the fixture will form part of Kick It Out's 20th anniversary commemorations, with activity around this game highlighting the work done since the formation in 1993.
As part of The FA's 150th anniversary celebrations this fixture will also play a key part in highlighting an area of immense football history.
Sheffield FC, formed in 1857 and still in existence, is accepted by The FA and by FIFA as being the world’s oldest football club.
Sheffield FC officials were present when The FA was formed at the Freemasons’ Tavern in 1863
and the club had become one of its earliest members by the end of that year.
Sheffield played London in the first-ever representative match in 1866 and a year later the Sheffield Association was the first Regional Association to be formed.
FA Director of Football Development Sir Trevor Brooking said: "In a week that will see Scotland return to Wembley for the first time in more than a decade, it can only add to the atmosphere that our Under-21 sides will also meet the night before.
"I remember the days when we would play Scotland every year, it is the oldest fixture in international football and one that fans show an enormous amount of enthusiasm for.
"Sheffield has a great deal of football history, and it is only right that we take such an exciting fixture to Bramall Lane as part of the wider FA 150 activity this year."
Tickets are priced at £10 Adults, £5 Concessions, £20 Family of four* (*T&Cs apply). For details call the Sheffield United ticket hotline on 0871 995 1889 or visit the website www.sufc.talent-sport.co.uk